Bridging the gap between phonological theory and speech disorders

This year’s AMP features an integrated workshop, supported by the National Science Foundation (BCS-1651065), on the interface between phonology and speech disorders. The overarching goal of the workshop is to open up intellectual dialogue between the fields of communication disorders and phonology, and to broaden the prospects for academic employment for current graduate students. For linguists, data from speech and language disorders can provide a unique insight into the structure of the human language faculty and a window into the developmental trajectory of speech and language acquisition. For practitioners in speech-language pathology, a deeper understanding of linguistic theory can enhance the capacity to diagnose and treat communication disorders.

Below are all the events, talks, and posters associated with the workshop.

Friday, September 15

Tutorial session
10 Washington Place, 104
11:00 – 12:00 Ultrasound Biofeedback
Doug Whalen (The Graduate Center, CUNY) & Tara McAllister (New York University)

This tutorial is part of the workshop “Bridging the gap between phonological theory and speech disorders.” Doug Whalen will provide an overview of current technologies and methods for ultrasound imaging for speech. Tara McAllister will discuss the use of ultrasound biofeedback to study speech learning in both typical speakers and individuals with speech disorders.

 6:30 – 8:30 Graduate student mixer and panel
Kimball Hall

Career opportunities for students of linguistics: Communication sciences and disorders


Saturday, September 16

Lipton Hall

10:00 – 11:30 Poster session #2 (coffee served)
Workshop session (chair: Susie Levi)
11:30 – 12:00 Phonological markedness and extraprosodicity as predictors of morphological errors in SLI
Öner Özçelik (Indiana University Bloomington)
12:00 – 12:30 Lexical phonological networks in Down Syndrome: An initial syllable similarity priming task with an eye-tracking method
Jessica Ramos-Sanchez & Natalia Arias-Trejo (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)
2:30 – 4:00 Poster session #3 (coffee served)
Workshop invited speaker (chair: Tara McAllister)
5:00 – 6:00 Finding abstract representations of sound structure
Adam Buchwald (New York University)


Poster session #2 (10:00 – 11:30)

  1. Production of the /t/-/k/ contrast in children with cochlear implants and children with normal hearing
    Allison Johnson (University of Maryland, College Park), Patrick Reidy (University of Texas at Dallas), Benjamin Munson (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities), Danielle Revai (University of Wisconsin, Madison) & Jan Edwards (University of Maryland, College Park)
  2. Quantifying complexity of children’s tongue contours using ultrasound imaging
    Heather Campbell (New York University), Doug Whalen (The Graduate Center, CUNY) & Tara McAllister (New York University)

Poster session #3 (2:30 – 4:00)

  1. The nature of speech perception in children with phonological deficits: Evidence from event-related potentials (ERP)
    Kathryn Cabbage (Brigham Young University) & Tiffany Hogan (MGH Institute of Health Professions)
  2. Analyzing adult perception of stop consonant voicing in two-year-old children’s speech
    Elaine Hitchcock (Montclair State University) & Laura L. Koenig (Haskins Laboratories, Adelphi University)